Robot Chicken

Season 3 Episode 4

Tapping a Hero

Aired Sunday 11:30 PM Sep 02, 2007 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Law & Order” gets chicken; a Gremlin under the supervision of President Bush wreaks havoc; Jesus confronts his virginity; Smokey the Bear recalls his namesake; Stan Lee and Pam Anderson dish super gossip.

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  • I love this weird show. But then again, Who doesn't?! :lol: And as Stan Lee would say: "Enough said, true believers!" ;)

    I want to give a shout-out to All the various people whose hard work it was that put this show into existence! Unfortunately, my knowledge only extends to Seth Green, but it's Still a start! :idea: In any case, what we've got here is a gummy bear who discovers the startling truth that: she's tasty! A special chicken version of "Law and Order," Smokey the Bear finds out the hard way that if you do drugs during your free time, that's a crime and you're going to end up having to Do the time by doing public-service announcements! And that ain't easy! And the Chinese learn the Hard way that you never, Ever, in ForEver trust George Bush to look after a Gremlin because all He will do is break all the rules for looking after it! :shock: At least he ate Richard Cheney in the end! (And good riddance to! :D ) Finally, Stan Lee proves that sometimes, you Can be too old to host a special revolving around your own comic book characters! :idea: That's what I love about this show. It never shys away from being random, and it never should! :idea: Enough said, true believers! ;)moreless
Ginnifer Goodwin

Ginnifer Goodwin

Pamela Anderson, Stan Lee's Wife

Guest Star

Stan Lee

Stan Lee

Himself, Movie Trailer Announcer

Guest Star

Tom Root

Tom Root

Uatu the Watcher

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Bizarro: Bizarro hate Paris, hate her very little.
      Paris Hilton: Oh, isn't he the cutest?
      Bizarro: Paris' crotch smell very sweet. Paris' vagina, very tight!
      Paris: What?

  • NOTES (2)


    • Hourman
      The superhero used in the impotence commercial, Hourman, is a longtime member of DC Comics' Justice Society of America. Rex Tyler, the Hourman portrayed in the sketch, is the first character to use the name, but he is not the current Hourman used in the comic books.
      The costume is true to Rex Tyler's, although there have been slight differences with artists' interpretations in the comic books over the years.
      The sketch looks at the possibility of Hourman commercializing the drug that gives him his hour-long abilities for male impotency. However, the drug Hourman takes is "Miraclo," not "Rigidol."

    • Bizarro
      The Superman arch nemesis and doppelganger is used in a sketch as the new boyfriend of celebrity Paris Hilton.

      Bizarro's characterization, while always different among different comic book writers, usually includes the backwards "S" on his chest and speaking opposites. For example, when Bizarro thinks or says "Superman am my best friend," it would translate to any regular person as "Superman is my worst enemy." Bizarro is not meant to be a complete opposite of Superman, merely and "anti-Superman" of sorts.

    • Captain America
      The man dressed in the colors of the United States flag is none other than Marvel comics superhero Captain America. The sketch he's involved in parodies what would actually happen to the bullets deflected by the hero's shield in a real-life situation.

      The enemy firing at the hero during the sketch is Captain America's arch nemesis, the Red Skull.

      Stan Lee refers to Captain America's troubles with the ACLU, the abbreviation used for the American Civil Liberties Union.

    • Uatu, the Watcher
      The big-headed character called "the Watcher" is the Marvel character named Uatu, the member of the "Watcher" species who observes Earth and its activities, with an oath of non-interference. He was introduced in the Fantastic Four comics while the Silver Surfer was bringing Galactus to Earth.

    • Stripperella
      During the Stan Lee and Pamela Lee Anderson interview, Stan Lee calls her Stripperella. This is a reference to both the comic book and the short-lived Spike T.V. animated series of the same name in which the super-heroine was based off of Pamela Lee Anderson and in the show's case, voiced by her.

    • The 40-Year Old Virgin:
      The short segment of The 33-Year Old Virgin is a reference/parody to the Steve Carell movie The 40-Year Old Virgin, only it revolves around Jesus Christ.